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"If you can mock us, you can legislate and govern against us and nobody will care," the Rev. Al Sharpton says in addressing Virginia's blackface controversy. Read more

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Exhibitions at the University of Richmond’s campuses and 1708 Gallery explore desegregation and the thread of African-American history. Read more

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Advocates make their case for renaming the Boulevard after Arthur Ashe Jr., while others express reservations. Read more

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The Petersburg City Council has repealed a 60-year-old action that had closed Wilcox Lake to swimming to prevent integration. Read more

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A community roundtable explores MLK's legacy, a wine and food spectacular takes over Main Street Station, Comicon descends on Richmond Raceway and more for the week ahead. Read more

"In Plain Sight" is a March 21 dinner and discussion about the forced labor of women in the service industry. Read more

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An excerpt from Margaret Edds’ new nonfiction book, the story of a fledgling black attorney at the jumping-off point of a legendary civil rights career alongside other titans of the movement Read more

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University of Richmond history professor Julian Hayter's new book, "The Dream is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia" tells a story that is both triumphant and achingly dispiriting. Read more

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For our statues to have meaning, we must teach about the figures they represent. Read more

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City, county and community meetings are a serious sport for this band of die-hard watchdogs, advocates and volunteers-turned-elected officials. Read more

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From the halls of John B. Cary to the White House and beyond, Melody Barnes returns home to a city on the rise — and sees opportunity for all. Read more

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The director of a new statewide program based in Richmond seeks to empower our community’s most vulnerable. Read more

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April 11, VCU's Department of African-American Studies will host three former Black Panthers at a forum about the Black Panther Party's 50-year legacy Read more

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Shaped by the Syracuse Eight football boycott, Clarence McGill always plays the game his way. Read more

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A monument in the works for Brown’s Island celebrates emancipation and honors the struggle for equality. Read more

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A Henrico teen takes the lead, empowers her diverse peers and shows the city a way forward. Read more

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When Ruth Tinsley resisted a police officer’s order in 1960, a young journalist captured a moment in Richmond civil rights history. Read more

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Some of Richmond's most brilliant minds converged at the second portion of the Unmasking series and examined how race filters into many aspects of the city's past and present. Read more

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Signs of progress since last year’s settlements are hard to find at the Richmond trailer park. Read more

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In her near-century of life, Jackson has been a writer, editor, activist and tireless freedom fighter. Read more

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